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Put the values of A = 370, r = 0.05, Wet Mix Macadam 250 mm

n = 15, D = 0.75 and F = 4.5, Dense Bituminous 150 mm
N= 99.68 msa ≈100 msa.
Bituminous Concrete 50 mm
Therefore the pavement is designed for 100 Similar exercise was done with remaining three
million standard axles. designs also, keeping allowable strains same as
The Resilient Modulus values of subgrade is evaluated for the conventional pavement taken in
calculated using the following relation as given in scenario 1. The results are shown in Tables 9-11.
IRC: 37-2012 (1). Table 9: Strains and Pavement Composition for
0.64 Scenario – 2
MR=17.6×CBR (5)
Strain Allowable Actual Inference
The CBR of the subgrade soil is assumed 10 Strain, Strain,
percent. microns microns
The modulus value of Granular layer is calculated ε_v 319 303.6 Safe
using following equation: ε_t 128 125.1 Safe

MRgranular=0.2×h×MR subgrade (6) PAVEMENT THICKNESS

CTSB 150 mm
Where h= thickness of granular layer in mm.
Wet Mix Macadam 100 mm
The following design scenarios are considered. Dense Bituminous 120 mm
Scenario – 1 A conventional pavement with
granular Sub-Base (GSB) and base (Wet Mix Bituminous Concrete 50 mm
Macadam, WMM) layers and conventional Table 10: Strains and pavement composition for
bituminous base course and wearing course. Scenario – 3
Scenario – 2 A pavement with Cement Treated Strain Allowable Actual Inference
Sub-Base (CTSB) and other layers as in the case of Strain, Strain,
conventional pavement. microns microns
ε_v 319 297.2 Safe
Scenario – 3 A pavement with foamed bitumen
ε_t 128 123.5 Safe
stabilized RAP layer and other layers as in
conventional pavement. PAVEMENT THICKNESS
Granular Sub-Base 200 mm
Scenario – 4 A Pavement with cement treated
subbase and foam bitumen stabilized RAP. Wet Mix Macadam 250 mm
Foam Bitumen Stabilized 50 mm
For the given values of MR and cumulative number RAP Layer
of standard axles, the maximum allowable vertical Dense Bituminous 50 mm
compressive and horizontal tensile strains in the Macadam
conventional pavement are calculated as shown in Bituminous Concrete 40 mm
Table 8.
Table 11: Strains and pavement composition for
Table 8: Strains and pavement composition for Scenario – 4
Scenario – 1
Strain Allowable Actual Inference
Strain Allowable Actual Inference Strain, Strain,
Strain, Strain, microns microns
microns microns
ε_v 319 309.3 Safe
εv 319 212.2 Safe
ε_t 128 69.0 Safe
εt 128 126.7 Safe
PAVEMENT composition
Cement Treated Sub-Base 250 mm
Granular Sub-Base 200 mm

114 Journal of the indian Roads Congress, July - September, 2017